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Al Jazeera America
May 4, 2014 6:00pm EDT
odessa op sunday and blamed russia for instigating the violence and vowed to root out corruption in the police force that did nothing to stop it. in this section of the population his word had little meaning >>> rallies in support of those killed in odessa on friday are spreading elsewhere in ukraine. pro-russians are gateder engine conebbing -- gathering in ukraine. they have issued two days of mourning to honour those that died. >> russia called the plan to hold elections on may 25th absurd. i spoke to steven cowan, a professor emeritus. i asked him about the elections. >> it's questionable. how can you have elections with tanks, people dying. the elections were for the presidency, not parliament. they node a new parliament and con -- need a new parliament and constitution: on a practical term may 25th is what, 2.5 weeks away. >> elections are not be possible until fighting stops. afghanistan's president declared a day of mourning for those killed in a mass of landslide. there are 2,000 dead or missing in the badakhshan. the official search was called off and in part due to the la
Al Jazeera America
May 4, 2014 4:00pm EDT
in odessa on sunday. he blamed russia for instigating the violence and vowed to root out corruption in the police force, that he said did nothing to stop it. >> in this section of the population, his words had little meaning. >>> violence continued. we are joined by steven cone, professor emeritus. where do we go from here? >> war with russia, possibly. civil war in ukraine, which is presumably unfolding as you can see from the pictures, which might draw russia cruise the canadian border and n.a.t.o. across the western boarder. >> russia is amassing tens of thousands of troops. >> they've been there for a time. >> what is the major objective? >> to keep ukraine from joining n.a.t.o., and keeping a large part of it with hundred of years of political association with russia. >> russia doesn't see the current government as legitimate. do you think there'll be elections? >> there's questionable whether there'll be elections. what kind of elections can you have with tanks, fighting. remember, those elections were for the presidency, not for parliament or a new constitution, which everyon
Al Jazeera America
May 4, 2014 2:00pm EDT
. he blamed russia and the police force he said did nothing to stop it. in this section of the population, his words had little meaning. jonah hall, al jazeera, odessa. >>> aid supplies have started to arrive at the site of a landslide in afghanistan. they're in desperate need of help. dominick cain reports on the disaster that happened in a remote province on friday. >> reporter: seen from the air, the force of friday's landslide is clear. the village that lay in its path has been engulfed. now first aid tents stand near where houses once stood. they tend to an injured boy. this child is one of the lucky ones to get prompt treatment. this clinic is one of several that have been set up near the disaster area. >> translator: we found this injured child, who was trapped under the mud. he's got injures on his head and he's undergoing treatment in the health clinic in the area and provided him with necessary medication. >> reporter: many other people were not so fortunate. when the landslide happened it entombed most of the of the village. estimates of the number of people killed v
Al Jazeera America
May 4, 2014 12:00pm EDT
billion makeover. pro-russia acvisits have stacked the police headquarters in the southern ukrainian city of odessa. this comes two days after violence left more than 40 people dead in the city. police have now released most of those who were arrested on friday, earlier, supporters smashed windows and broke down a gate at the police compound. jonah h. ll sent us this update. >> anger has been building since friday permating the shock, if you like. and building in particular because people on sunday were allowed into the remains of the burned down building in which so many people had died on friday and they had gone from that building en masse to the central police station where around 100 people action we believe, were being held, being arrested after that violence pro-shan crowds have been gathered outside the police station angry lee demanding the release of their comrades, shouting, freedom, freedom and fascists at the police who they see as representing the government and the authorities in kiev. eventually the anger bubbling over to a point where they got access to the building
Al Jazeera America
May 4, 2014 9:00am EDT
involved. more than 40 people were killed during riots in the city on friday. most were pro-russia activists killed after being trapped inside a burning building. whereabouts in odessa are you, and what's happening there? >> reporter: steven, i'm outside a police station in the center of the city. it's a branch of the local city police where a large angry crowd has gathered outside. it appears as though they were demanding the release of a number of people who were arrested on thursday night at that burning building. we may, we think, be in the particular police station. the crowd is extremely angry the athe police. they believe that the police could have done more and didn't to prevent or stop the violence on friday night. a one point a few minutes ago a young man climbed up the wall of the police station and took down the ukrainian flag flying outside and replaced it with a flag of the city of odessa. it isn't by any means clear at this moment that they plan to storm the police station. there is a large contingent of police outside that have been pushed to one side. they're not o
Al Jazeera America
May 4, 2014 7:00am EDT
house association. military forces in ukraine tried to push out rebels loi to russia -- loyal to russia. friday the push led to a deadly clash. it was not all wise cracks at the white house correspondence dipper. president obama's reference to al jazeera journalists and a look at the world's restrictive countries when it comes to freedom of the press. >> translation: i wish i could do to school, make money and send my little brother and sister to school. >> boys typically have a leg you will when it comes to attending school. we tell us why girls are struggling to get an education despite a new law to level the playing field. . >>. >> california chrome shines bright. >>> the crowd favourite broke away winning the 14th kentucky derby. this horse has a humble beginning with odds stacked against him. his owners are two retired me who used their savings to breed a horse, which is rare in a business dominated by the wealthy. they knew little when they started. now their horse is a potential striple crown winner. >> good morning, welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford l
Al Jazeera America
May 4, 2014 6:00am EDT
. there's a terrible communication in russia, the united states and yuan zai. both sides don't want to listen to each other, and sometimes, you know, there are just immoral ways of behaviour. for example, the fact that authorities in kiev did not express condolences to the families of more than 40 activists burnt alive in odessa. i think it is appalling. these people could be political opponents, people in power in kiev, but they were ukranian citizens. >> three days of mourning has been announced by kiev. >> in odessa. unfortunately in odessa. >> yes, they are referring to what happened in odessa. let's move on - i have been reading vass ill krutov's explanation, he's the head of the anti-terror center. he's reported as saying this "what we are facing in donetsk and eastern region is not a short-lived uprising, it is, in fact, a war." so there's almost confirmation there from kiev, isn't there? >> well, i think that the dramatic language which authorities in kiev uses puts into question their own plans. they planned to hold the presidential elections on 25 may. what kind of an access
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 11:00pm EDT
and russia called for attacks on journalists to stop. >> translation: we are concerned about reports of abduction and journalist from east ukraine. >> translation: to swiftly halt operation, to free political prisoners, ensure full freedom for journalists. this would be a genuine process of deescalation. >> david rhode kidnapped by the taliban in 2008 and held for seven months in pakistan knows the dangers journalist face. >> as scary as the egyptian, russian, turkish governments blaming terrorists for telling the truth trying to say they are responsible for the country's problems, when they are not. >> turkey, iran and china account for more than half prisoners around the world. 30 top the list with more than 30 imprisoned since 2013. bail has been denied again for three al jazeera journalists held for over four months, another has been held in prison since august. >> reporter: world press freedom day was established many years ago, part of the goal to pay tribute to journalists that risked or lost their lives doing their jobs. >> 70 journalists were killed in 2013, 74 the year befo
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 8:00pm EDT
the southern city of odessa killed dozens of pro-russia activists, many in a clash. today the city held visuals to commemorate the dead. at this hour ukraine inches closer to civil war. the military is stepping up its offensive. the conflict is spreading to other parts of the country. paul brennan has the latest from the eastern city of konstantinovka. >> reporter: burning cars and dabry were evidence of what looked like a day of fighting between ukranian soldiers and pro-russian separatists. vehicles and tyres became barricades, set alike to try to keep the government troops at bay. >> there's a lot of victims from both sides, from the civilians and fighters. people who were going to work were insecured jurd. there were a lot of injured and dead. shooting at buildings. >> a stockpile of petrol bombs were at hand. it didn't stop the vaps of vehicles, nor did the angry chants of residents. check points are controlling traffic in and out. >> not all traffic has been halted. after eight days in captivity, a convoy carrying a team of o.s.c. observers made it through. on a road side nor
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 6:00pm EDT
evidence of what looked like a day of heavy fighting between ukrainian soldiers and pro-russia separatists. vehicles and tires have become makeshift barricades set alight to try to keep the government troops at bay. >> translator: there are a lot of victims from both sides, from the civilians and the fighters at the checkpoint. people are simply going to work were injured. there were a lot of injured and a lot of dead. they were shooting at buildings from the tanks for about half an hour. >> a stockpile of petrol bombs was on hand to throw at soldiers who came near. it didn't stop the advance of armored vehicles nor did the angry chant did of residents. checkpoints are now controlling traffic in and out. but not all traffic has been halted. after eight days in captivity, a convoy carrying a team of osce observers did make it through. they embraced freedom with an over powering sense of relief. a carefully coregraved happenedover. >> you can't imagine. it's happiness, deep relief. the situation was really tough the last two nights as we saw the situation developing every minute
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 1:00pm EDT
and that is a threat to eastern ukraine. russia is not a calming force in ukraine. >> how different is this from the other a countrys that we have seen this happening like georgia? >> it is different than georgia in a key way, that is often overlooked. in 2008, the regions had not be under a meaningful sovereignty for over a decade. that is not true in eastern decade. >> this is meaningful? >> this is more meanful and more aggressive efforts. this forces went into russia in 2008. this is a more and lasted much longer in ukraine, this is a more serious and dangerous situation. >> coming back to this, how did kiev lose control of the strong holds and what can they do to regain the control? >> kiev, i'm not sure used that language, you have had a very divided population in ukraine, and you have had weak institutions that can't bring a divided country today. we have division in the united states too. but our institutions reasonably well to keep it together. that is not happening in ukraine. following the ousting or the democratic revolution in february of this year, in which their presi
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 12:00pm EDT
>> observes are freed in the eastern ukraine as kiev is continuing the offensive against russia offenses. you shall watching al jazeera live from the headquarters. more than 2,000 are feared dead after a landslide in african. >> no release for the al jazeera a journalists being held in e gyp. a former child soldier goes home. >> we begin in ukraine where a second day of military action is underway as a government in kiev is trying to take about the strong holds in the east. pro russian groups are asking to protect the civilians. they have freed 7 military observes taken hostage over a week ago. >> on a roadside they embraced freedom with a sense of relief, a handover bringing the end, 8 day captivity of the observers. >> you can't imagine, it is happiness. deep relief. the situation was really tough. the last two nights as we saw the situation developing, every minute gets longer and finally with the cooperation of all of the key players went perfectly. thank you very uch many -- much. >> the men looked tired and the nerves were obvious to see. they had been obtained. the releas
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 11:30am EDT
creeping russia, to the eruption of protests across eastern ukraine, to what we have today, a situation inching closer to all-out fighting to russian alined irregular forces and ukranian military forces. as uptions and storming the buildings spread, the kiev government threatened retaliation and publicly acknowledged it lost before the fighting began. when the ukrainian government fought back, russia, a foreign country, warned ukraine about trying to reoccupy its open government buildings on its own soil. the tempo of fighting is increasing and people continue to die. >> reporter: pro-russian forces brought down two military helicopters in slovyansk - one using a sophisticated surface-to-air missile. this man is said to be a survivor. two other helicopter crew members were killed, along with a pro-russian militiaman. it was the first sign of the kiev government's counteroffensive to reclaim the eastern part of the country. >>. >> operations are ongoing, casualties mounting as an offensive against the pro-russian insurgency unfolds. by early evening you withdrawn's acting president a --
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 10:00am EDT
voice of unity against russia. >> you got 28 countries and some are more vulnerable than others to potential russian retaliation and we have to take those into account. not every country is going to be in exactly the same place. but what has been remarkable is the degree to which all countries agree that russian russian -- -- russia has violated international law, violated the territorial integrity of a country in europe and there has to be consequences for that. >> joining us. >> stockholm i stok owners joining us in stockholm, prime minister, these big clashes in odessa had killed and injured a series of people on friday, but now this fire has reportedly killed dozens in a building that may have been a base for pro-russian be forces. what he would do if ethnic russians suffer in ukraine. how concerned are you now about this? >> what i'm concerned by the continued escalation that we see, an escalation of the destabilization activities, first we saw them in the east, slovyansk people have been killed, a helicopter was shot down earlier today, a ukrainian one, you don't do that with
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 7:00am EDT
-russia, why are things coming to a head now? is this in response to conflicts elsewhere or have things always been this tense? >> what we see now is two hot spots in ukraine. eastern ukraine with an anti-terrorist operation that is being pursued in the east with an active battle going on on the outskirts of slovyansk. of course, top attention right now is on odessa, with that horrific day yesterday when we saw the deadly clashes. the death toll continues to climb, and right now we know of 46 dead. but a lot of injured people are still being treated in hospitals. >> max im, you mentioned the active battle happening in odessa and the conflicts. where is the conflict headed and what message does it send to other areas of ukraine. >> i think right now russia is trying actively to pursue the scenario to stablilize the situation in eastern ukraine. despite the public talks and statements from russian foreign minister or officials. what we have on the ground is that rush job operators are working there and the main goal is to get the situation as bloody as possible with a lot of casual
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 6:00am EDT
. it's not come without casualties. russia today, the creme line official tv station is reporting 10 casualties in the operation. no word from the ukranian official side as to casualties from the official side at least. >> thank you very much. brep live in -- paul brennan live in donetsk. >>> russia condemns ukraine over what it calls kiev's criminal use of force after the death of activists in the black sea city of odessa. 31 were killed, more than 100 arrested. the southern port of the odessa is far from where the fighting is taking place in don esque, where paul brennan has been reporting from. hoda abdel-hamid reports. >> reporter: the trade union building was set on fire after a day of clashes between pro-russian and pro-unity demonstrators, carrying the blue and yellow flag of ukraine. the intensity of the smoke sends some jumping for their lives, out of windows of dozens of others died suffocating. the building had been the headquarters of pro-russian protesters for over a month. ukranian police had been deployed earlier in the day. they were unable to restrain either side. >>
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 5:00am EDT
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Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 4:00am EDT
ukraine. the elevated warnings from u.s. to russia to stand down. also tonight: the search for relisha. the search for her disappearance. one man's call on the air waves, that relisha is somewhere out there, waiting to come home. >> i saw her picture and it warms my heart. >> and chest pique bay. >> i've worked these waters for 40 years and i've seen a lot of changes not any of them good. >> a new challenges challenge. >> good evening everyone, joie chen is on assignment, i'm adam may. >> ukraine, southern port city of odessa, the deadliest day in ukraine, since the ousting of you viktor yanukovych. an attempt to reclaim eastern cities from pro-russian separatists. >> as forces battle to regain erin ukraine territory, more are dead and the region is further engulfed had flames. riot police overwhelmed in donetske, fell back, letting a pro-russian mob take over the office of the state prosecutor. moscow claims these are ordinary activists. kyiv charges at the very least, russia is pulling the strings, and some of those in the back are be russians, is at least two ukrainian helic
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 3:00am EDT
target there. the other thing is that russia, the kremlin backed channel, the 10 residents were killed during the operation to take back control of that tv tower - obviously we have no independent corroboration of that before, that's what russia today is saying this morning. >> the interior minister said he will not stop. what do you think he means by that. >> well, i think - listen, he's something of a maverick. he makes official statements via facebook rather than the official ministry website. i think his sentiment is expressing what is in line with the ukranian kiev government has been saying for days. i came from kiev yesterday. the acting president there, mr oleksandr turchynov was insisting that the cheest would not be a -- east would not be allowed to slip away. he introduced conscription for 18-25-year-olds across ukraine. they could be getting september out as early as monday next week. there's a determination in ukraine and in kiev in particular, of course, that the east of ukraine is not just going to be allowed to be taken over by what kiev says are professional mercenarie
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 2:00am EDT
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Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 11:00pm EDT
sanctions against russia if it continues to foment violence in ukraine. >> if in fact we see the disruptions and the destabilizations continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanction he. >> translator: i agree with the american president that they are not an end in itself, but combined with an offer that we want diplomatic solutions it is a very necessary second component to show that we're serious, serious about our principles. >> what form sanctions would take is still in question. president obama has pressed european leaders to press sectors. >> energy flows from russia to europe, those continued even in the midst of the cold war. at the height of the cold war. so the idea that you are going to turn off the tap on all the russian oil or natural gas exports i think is unrealistic. >> reporter: president obama said sectorsto could hit lines of trade. the two being leaders had their first meetings in almost two years ago. germany's leaders are still angry over revelation he of nsa credi
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 8:00pm EDT
the russian border at a dangerous new level. russia warns of consequences. >> we are right in the city and they don't even know how to find us. >> the brazen group, behind the attacks and kidnapping of african schoolchildren. >>> lethal respiratory virus spreading through the middle east. >> the egyptian wonders of the world. >> and celebrating a decade of singing in new orleans. >> and ukraine a country out of control. the military launched a new offensive against pro-russian forces in the east. between those that support the ukraine governments and those who want to join russia. we go to the port city of odessa. homa hamid reports. >> the trade union building was set on fire after a day of violent flashes between pro-russian and prounity fighters, the intensity of their smoke sent some jumping for their lives out their windows. dozens of others died suffocating. ukrainian police had been deployed earlier in the day but were unable orestrain either side. the clashes in o odessa underlie the problems that face the interim government. ukrainian forces launched a new offensive in th
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 7:00pm EDT
about sanctions in russia. >>> plus why the real estate market has been a real blessing for churches. revealing, and surprising talks with the most interesting people of our time. >> i became beautiful when i became a feminist >> gloria steinem >> sexuality is about cooperation, not domination... >> and inspiration... >> i want for women whatever they want for themselves... >> and the unconventional future of the movement >> they're many faces for feminism, including beyonce' >> talk to al jazeera only on al jazeera america the stream is uniquely interactive television. in fact, we depend on you, your ideas, your concerns. >> all these folks are making a whole lot of money. >> you are one of the voices of this show. >> i think you've offended everyone with that kathy. >> hold on, there's some room to offend people, i'm here. >> we have a right to know what's in our food and monsanto do not have the right to hide it from us. >> so join the conversation and make it your own. >> watch the stream. >> and join the conversation online @ajamstream. >>> the violence in ukraine is in
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 6:00pm EDT
merkel, step up and threaten russia with more sanctions. >>> in afghanistan, a landslide burst thousands,. >>> and the economy is gaining steam. the unemployment rate drops to its lowest level in six years. the conflict in ukraine is getting worse. today the ukrainian army launched a preemptive attack on the eastern part of the country. those forces however armed with rocket launchers aimed an shooting down two helicopter pilots. when prowrg prowrgs pro-russian. >> purports to show what the residents are slovyansk and the pro-russian procrastinates who made the eastern city their base woke to at dawn. the ukrainian army launched what it described as a large scale antiterrorist operation. the apparent objective for now not to overrun the city but to form a blockade around it. some separatists said they were ready to fight. >>> i will fight with whatever i have, if not a rifle then i will fight with my hands and strangle them so they won't mess with my lands. >>> sophisticated surface to air missiles, something the government in kyiv points to as evidence of russian involvement o
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 5:30pm EDT
white house, president obama and german chancellor merkel, step up and threaten russia with more sanctions. >>> in afghanistan, a landslide burst
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 4:00pm EDT
barack obama and angela merkel project unity on ukraine and threaten russia with sanctions. >>> mother nature strikes again, this time a massive mudslide in afghanistan - the death toll in the thousands. >>> the u.s. economy is gaping momentum, >>> this has been a day of violent conflict in ukraine. fighting broke out in the eastern part of the country as the ukranian army launched a heavy attack on pro-russian forces. they shot two ukranian helicopters. ukranians say the military access was a pre-emptive strike. in washington president obama, german chancellor angela merkel held talks on the crisis and in front of reporters the two leaders threatened sanctions against russia. we have reporters in ukraine and capitals around the world tracking the military and diplomatic developments. we start with al jazeera's jonah hall in donetsk. >> reporter: video posted on the internet purports to show what the residents of slovyansk and the pro-russian separatists that made the city their base woke to at dawn. the ukrainian army launched what it described as a large-scale anti-terror organizatio
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 2:00pm EDT
by the russians, and it's pretty clear to me that now with russia being attacked by many countries around the world, russia seems to have a pretty consistent diplomatic strategy and that is attack is the best form of defense. hence they called this meeting, pa the russian ambassador who said it was ukraine that was violating the agreement reached in geneva in april. >> the white house is now insulted by our appeal to the kiev government to withdraw forces. before washington had requested elected president victor jankovic to not use force against its people. it's very strange logic that now force can be used against civilians. >> reporter: and he went on to say that he wanted his western colleagues to think twice about their policies. >>> president barack obama has met his german counterpart in washington, d.c. today. >> if we see the destabilization continuing so severely that impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional, more severe sanctions, and the consultations have been taking place over the course of the last several weeks abou
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 1:00pm EDT
stories we are following for you. a meeting of the minds with german and the white house. and russia calling for an emergency meeting of the un security council. and a massive mud slide in afghanistan, the death toll could be in the thousands. ♪ >>> they stand united. that was the word from washington today as the president and germany's chancellor briefed reporters on the white house lawn. it was the first visit by angela merkel to the white house in three years, the two leaders discussing a wide range of issues talking about the crisis in ukraine and the nsa spy scandal that reported that perhaps her phone might have been tapped by the nsa. libby casey joins us by phone. and they seemed to be speaking from the same script. >> that's right, del. and one of the goals of this would be to portray a united front. the question is where do these countries go from here in terms of sanctions. even the new round of sanctions took a while to hammer out. and you could tell there are some differences when it comes to germany's goals and the u.s. goals in terms of how deep sanctions could or s
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
hitting russia's oil and gas industry. trade between the two countries amounted to $100 billion last year. >> we work very closely with russia. we are to some extent even dependant on russia gas, so for that reason we are hesitant to put more pressure on russia. >> reporter: foreign policy analyst mark fisher says the white house sees merkel as a possible bridge. >> she is the link of communication with putin right now. in that respect, being here in washington the day after she just talked to putin, it's very important for symbolic and political reasons. we're not so hot blooded so chancellor merkel is someone on the german scene and europe yoon political scene who likes to lead by consensus. >> reporter: that cool demeanor may keep the german chancellor from hitting president obama with a scathing public critique of the nsa monitoring her private calls. >> she will say very clearly that she is disappointed, but she will do that behind closed doors. she will talk very openly, i think to president obama about this issue, but she will not talk about that issue on the press conference or if
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 11:30am EDT
from russia. and the eavesdropping on angela merkel's phone. libby casey joins us by phone right now. and libby, you have been tracking the developments that have been taking place. this is not going to be as smooth sailing as many hoped. >> reporter: good morning, del, as i talked to the german reporters, and we're talking about political scientists and scroll lars as well. they say that angela merkel is a very polite leader. don't expect her to throw our fireworks live. but they said she will be speaking intense words behind closed doors to president obama over concerns not just about what happened prior, but also the obama administration's reluctance, unwillingness to turn over her nsa files to the german government. it does not look like we'll be seeing any development in an intelligence sharing or no spy arrangement that is something some hoped could happen but it does not look possible. the u.s. does not see a lot of value in the intelligence that germany could offer. so we may see some warmth between the leaders, but you can bet behind closed doors there are much stronger word
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 11:00am EDT
attempted blockade of the city is, and unclear also what it plans to do next. >>> meanwhile russia has called for an emergency meeting at the un security council. the best hope for ukraine could come from meeting taking place in washington. today angela merkel is making her first visit to the white house since the nsa scandal broke. libby casey has more. ♪ >> reporter: president obama and chancell chancellor merkel will meet for four hours at the white house. >> they will say publicly we have to go together and when it comes to ukraine, we have to work together to put more pressure on putin. but the interests are different. >> reporter: the latest round of sanctions by the u.s. and european union stopped short of hitting russia's oil and gas industry. trade between the two countries amounted to $100 billion last year. >> we work very closely with russia, we are to some extent even dependant on russian gas, so we're hesitant to put more pressure on russia. >> reporter: since the start of the ukraine crisis, chancellor merkel has spoken more than any other word leader with president pu
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 10:00am EDT
could have had the extraction forces, rescue forces killed as well because in a russia to do something, you rush to failure. that's a cardinal rule in the military you don't make that kind of mistake. you soberly, quickly and as rapidly as possible address the situation but don't just run over the top of the heal because something. killed. >> mark and antonio, if you listen closely alleges later to lovell's own testimony upon interrogation by congressman colley, he said something -- conley when he was different, said given the resources we had at the time, could we have stopped this? no. no. >> that's sort of one of the three key questions in all of this, i think. a, was there adequate security at that place? b, given the resources, could we have stopped it and, 3, had we, the white house, been lying? i think it's the concenof fire mind would folks there was insufficient security but there was, you know, no trail of desseat, no cover-up and given the minimal resources they could not have stopped this the minimal resources they could not have stopped this. >> let's talk to jay
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May 2, 2014 9:00am EDT
agreements signed by ukraine and russia last month. they included stepping which both sides would take to diffuse tensions in southeastern ukraine. at the same time, the foreign ministry has been saying in the last 24 hours, warning that the kiev government was going to take military strikes against, quote, its own people. the upper house of parliament here in moscow, senior members there, have been saying on friday that this proves that the international community has been naive about the kiev government when they believe that they are a democratic bunch of people. they, painting the events in slaviansk and other places as an attempt by the ukrainian military to attack civilians. we know that vladimir putin has sent a spokesman to the southeast of ukraine to try to help with negotiations to get the release of observers from the organization for security and cooperation in europe. we haven't heard about exactly where they are being held or how they are in the last few days. they were seized last week. but it's not clear whether the military operations on friday are going to help o
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May 2, 2014 7:00am EDT
. >> okay, johnna hull -- engineers. >> russia and ukraine had both promised to deescalate tensions in ukraine as part of a deal. >> angela merkel set to meet with president obama. the crisis in ukraine and the stepped up sanctions against russia expected to top the agenda as libby casey reports, this is her first visit to washington since it was revealed that the inform sa was listening in on her conversations >> reporter: president obama and chancellor merkel will meet for four hours at the whitehouse as both leaders wrestle with how far to push russia. >> they will say we have to go together and when it comes to ukraine, we have to work together to put more pressure on putin. but the interests are different. >> the latest round of sanctions by the u.s. and european union stop short of hitting russia's oil and gas industry, an industry german is tied to. trade between the two countries amounted to $100,000,000,000 last year. >> we work closely with russia. we are to some extent even dependent on russian gas. for that reason, we are less hesitant. we are hesitant to put more pressure
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 6:00am EDT
help police in the case against the leader jerry adams. ♪ but first russia's president putin criticized ukraine for launching what we calls a punitive operation in the east of the country. kiev says it's blockading the town as part of an antiterrorist operation and ukraine defense ministry say pro-russian separatist shot down two of its helicopters in the region and pro-russia groups are now occupying government offices in several other towns and on wednesday they seized government offices and pro-russia separatists taken over government buildings and captured cancelled buildings and on thursday they took over the prosecutor's office in donsq. we have two correspondents covering the story and we will bet the russia reaction and we will go to eastern ukraine, this is a moving story, jona and bring us up to date with the latest situation report. >> reporter: it is indeed a moving story steve and it began about 4:30 a.m. outside when units of the ukrainian army appeared to launch the next phase in what kiev said was and antiterrorist operation and has been going on for weeks now
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May 1, 2014 8:00pm EDT
, i'm ali velshi, sayonara. rocked by a latests yeah explosion. crisis in ukraine, russia's grip now tied with the east, and the nato leader now calls the emelin an enemy. >> may day demands angry crowds across the globe, choose today to take to the streets. from the ashes how a crack down on the taliban is creating new opportunities for young pakistanis. and the silk solution, new medical possibilities using web fighters fibers from spiders and goats. >> . >> we begin with ex-treatment violence late today, at least dozen people killed in an explosion just outside the capitol. witnesses say a car bomb went off near the check point. no one has claimed responsibility but the armed group has targeted the city before in it's fight against western influence, a rough francelation means western education is forbidden. tonight's attacks come two weeks after suspected boca gunman kidnapped 200 nigerian school girls. >> what we know speaking to the authorities is that there was a vehicle that was apparently layden with explosives that went off not far from a check point that was been manned by
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May 1, 2014 7:00pm EDT
explosion. crisis in ukraine, russia's grip now tied with the east, and the nato leader now calls the emelin an enemy. >> may day demands angry crowds across the globe, choose today to take to the streets. from the ashes how a crack down on the taliban is creatingew
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May 1, 2014 6:00pm EDT
russia's president gets louder. in seattle, the mayor announce as plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour, the high nest the united states. and there are new images of toronto mayor rob ford, allegedly doing drugs yet again, ford says he is headed to rehab, won't talk to the leading challenger running against him, for mayor. >> for the first time in a few days the sun is shining here in the east coast, and communities in a dozen states are finally drying out and cleaning up. the stomps along the eastern seaboard were brutal. and philadelphia several inches of rain said rivers and streams over their banks, crews had to make their way through flooding streets. in maryland half way through baltimore, hundreds of people were told to evacuate after heavy rain flooded streets. authorities opened up nearby dams to prevent more flooding. and in florida a bay bay is one of hundreds of people rescued in pensacola. meanwhile, florida investigators are trying to determine if the heavy rains and down power lines. pensacola authorities say two inmates were killed in the blast at the
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May 1, 2014 5:30pm EDT
. as the threatens rhetoric from russia's president gets louder. in seattle, the mayor announce as plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour, the high nest the united states.
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May 1, 2014 4:00pm EDT
military out there in the east might provide a pretext for russia to cross the border with it's own troops. that said, it is a powerful statement from the kiev administration, that it is not going to allow the east simply to slip away. >> what more do we know about the violence and controlling the violence in the east? >> well, it's been -- as i say, a public holiday, that has meant that people aren't at work, in the east it has given them ample opportunity, there have been peaceful protests. which has been previous hot bed of unrest, there was a large but peaceful protest today. but that said, there have been demonstrations which have effectively taking more billings in several cities up there in the east, and the biggest was in a place called dunat. the sheer numbers and the violence that they were prepared to use, overwhelmed those riot police, they were stripped of their riot shields and they protective equipment, they were marched rather embarrassingly through a gauntlet of protestor and is demonstrators are very clearly in control of several buildings now. >> very difficult situation
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